The Writer’s Chronicle Features Archive

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Article Date Author Name

Poetry Grabbed Me by the Collar: An Interview with Eli Clare

April 2021

Kathi Wolfe

On Inaugural Poet—Amanda Gorman

April 2021

E. Ethelbert Miller

Ruth Bader Ginsberg: An Appreciation

November 2020

Kathi Wolfe

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Identity

Summer 2020

Eileen Cronin

If You Don’t Know Me by Now…

Summer 2020

E. Ethelbert Miller

Imagining Your Way through Pandemic: A Love Letter for Students of Creative Writing in Times of Crisis

Summer 2020

Emily Carr

Writing in a Time of Disaster

Summer 2020

Debra Spark

What The Plague Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Summer 2020

Michael C. White

Extending the World: An Interview with Esmé Weijun Wang

April 2020

Leslie McGrath

"Embracing my tribe of writers": A Conversation with Sue William Silverman

April 2020

Supriya Bhatnagar

A Conversation on Craft with Ursula K. Le Guin

March/April 2017

David Naimon

Middle Passage at 25: Charles Johnson Reflects on His National Book Award–Winning Novel and More

February 2017

Robin Lindley

Towards a New Creative Writing Pedagogy

October/November 2016

Fred D'Aguiar

Ferguson, Whiteness as Default, & the Teaching of Creative Writing

October/November 2016

David Mura

In Our Way: Racism in Creative Writing

October/November 2016

Claudia Rankine

An Interview with William Least Heat-Moon

December 2015

William Naparsteck

The Quarrel with Ourselves: Robert Penn Warren’s “World of Action and Liability”

March/April 2015

Natasha Trethewey

The Master Craftsman: Function Follows Form in Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady

March/April 2015

Douglas Bauer

Ars Poetica and the Talking Cure: Poetry, Therapy, & the Quest to Create

October/November 2014

Lisa C. Krueger

Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze

September 2013

Andy Fogle

Shine in that Vivid Isolation: A Case Study of the Ghazal in the Contemporary American Lyric

May/Summer 2013

Tyler Mills

Balancing Craft & Commitment: Writing Political Fiction

March/April 2013

Rosellen Brown, Tracy Daugherty, & Ellen Meeropol

The Postmodern Memoir

March/April 2012

Hugh Ryan

The Absence of Their Presence: Mythic Character in Fiction

December 2011

Steven Schwartz

A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

March/April 2011

Chapman Hood Frazier

Novel Anxiety: Notes from the Genre War Trenches

March/April 2011

Martha Cooley

Between Starshine & Clay:An Interview with Lucille Clifton

February 2011

Remica L. Bingham

Turning the Screws of Story Construction with Henry James

May/Summer 2010

Aimee Liu

Odds on Ends

February 2010

Molly Giles

Poetry & Ethics: Writing About Others

December 2009

Natasha Sajé

An Interview with Sheryl St. Germain

October/November 2009

Allison Schuette

Like Water Remembering Light: An Interview with Marilyn Nelson

September 2009

Leslie McGrath

How We Are Changed by the Rhythms of Poetry

September 2009

Karin de Weille

Sin's Entertainment: On Dante's Inferno

March/April 2009

Martha Cooley

Silence & Storytelling

February 2009

Alice Mattison

Elegy for Desire: Luis Omar Salinas 1937-2008

October/November 2008

Christopher Buckley

Machines Made Out of Words: Translating Function & the Translator's Function

October/November 2008

Tony Barnstone

The Interval in Writing: What Happens Between Pussycats & Thugs Does Not Stay Between Pussycats & Thugs

September 2008

Brian Baldi

The Meandering River: An Overview of the Subgenres of Creative Nonfiction

September 2008

Sue William Silverman

On Difficulty in Poetry

May/Summer 2008

Reginald Shepherd

My Touchstones

March/April 2008

Alan Cheuse

Aural Invention as Floral Splendor: Louis Zukofsky's Vision of Natural Beauty in 80 Flowers

February 2008

Leon Lewis

Beautiful Clarity: Jane Kenyon, Anna Akhmatova, and the Luminous Particular

September 2007

David Harbilas

Ouija, Canoe, Haiku: A Collaborative Inquiry into Collaborative Poetry

December 2006

Isaac Cates & Chad Davidson

An Interview with Rita Dove

October/November 2005

Elizabeth Alexander

Return to Sender: Memory, Betrayal, and Memoir

October/November 2005

Mark Doty

An Interview with Chang-rae Lee

May/Summer 2005

Sarah Anne Johnson

An Interview with Edward P. Jones

December 2004

Sherry Ellis

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction

September 2004

Kaylene Johnson

"Imp of Verbal Darkness": Poetry Hoaxes & the Postmodern Politic

December 2003

Rebecca Warner

An Interview with Ai

December 2003

Tomas Q. Morin

Writing and Moaning

December 2003

Alan Cheuse

An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

October/November 2003

Ramola D

The Treasure Trove of Metaphor: More on Poetry Anthologies

October/November 2003

Rachel Hadas

An Interview with Nick Hornby

February 2003

Tom DeMarchi

A Conversation with Dorothy Allison

October/November 2002

Renée Olander

Remembering Eudora Welty

October/November 2002

Richard Bausch

Poetry and Survival

September 2002

Gregory Orr

An Interview with Jayne Anne Phillips

May/Summer 2002

Sarah Anne Johnson

An Interview with Li-Young Lee

May/Summer 2002

Marie Jordan

The Muse in the News

February 2002

Andrew Ciofalo

"Tis Backed Like a Weasel": The Slipperiness of Metaphor

March/April 2001

Tony Hoagland

Bend Sinister: A Handbook for Writers

October/November 2000

Alice McDermott

From Long Shots to X-Rays: Distance & Point of View in Fiction Writing

September 2000

David Jauss

The Self as a Literary Construct

December 1999

Jocelyn Bartkevicius

An Interview with Mark Doty

March/April 1998

Dale Boyer

Rules & Reality in Fiction

May/Summer 1997

Ron Tanner

Defining Formalism: Conspicuous Repetition & the Multiplicity of Forms

March/April 1996

Annie Finch, Elizabeth Alexander, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Honor Moore, Sonia Sanchez, Anne Waldman, & Nellie Wong

Italicized Writings

October/November 1995

Diana Garcia

Reviewing Literary Citizenship

September 1995

Valerie Miner

On the Founding of WC&F: Community for Writers

May/Summer 1995

Kelleen Zubick

Hypertext: Of Mouse & Man

October/November 1994

Sven Birkerts

An Interview with Mary Oliver

September 1994

Renee Olander

An Interview with Rosellen Brown

February 1994

Alexander Neubauer

Emily Dickinson, Madonna, Boomers, Busters, the Old Criterion, & the Next Millennium—

September 1993

Martin Schecter

The Great Ventriloquist Act: Gender and Voice in the Fiction Workshop

September 1993

Julie Brown

Poetry as Democracy: A Letter to AWP

February 1990

Garrett Hongo

Teaching & Transference: A Response to Ann Turkle

September 1989

Eric Torgersen

The Old Testament and Feminist Imagination

September 1988

Alicia Ostriker

Rocks in Our Beds: A Dark Valentine to New England

September/October 1987

John Clellon Holmes

The Writer as Midwife

May 1987

Daniel Halpern

Whole Sight: Notes on New Black Fiction

February 1985

Charles Johnson

Tendril: A Brief History

February 1984

Mari Lonano

Solitude or Community: Writing As It is Taught

September 1980

Donald Justice

Committee Reports to the Members: II. Guidelines for Teachers of Writing

May 1979

AWP Committee

Gravity of the Invisible: Absent Characters & the Physics of Fiction

September 2021

Liam Callanan

A Conversation with Mary Ruefle

September 2021

Tina Cane

A Coherent Shape to Brokenness: The 2021 AWP Conference & Bookfair Keynote Address

September 2021

Joy Harjo

The Power of Words: A Conversation with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

September 2021

Sheila Black

The Geography of Heaven: Al Young 1939–2021:

September 2021

Alan Soldofsky

Craft Elements of Multilingual Poetry in America

September 2021

Amanda Galvan Huynh

What If? The Art of Speculation in Creative Nonfiction

September 2021

Ana Maria Spagna

An Interview with Essayist Patrick Madden

September 2021

Anne McGrath

Suggested Teaching Guide for Gerry LaFemina’s “What Is This Thing: The Paragraph as Literary Nexus & an Argument for the Prose Poem”

September 2021

Michelle Y. Burke

Beyond the Familiar Landscape of Violence: A Conversation with Philip Metres

April 2021

Milena Williamson

Intersections in Canadian and American Indian Fiction

April 2021

Erika T. Wurth

SUGGESTED TEACHING GUIDE for “That’s Interesting” by Debra Spark

April 2021

Tanya Perkins

Nonfiction/Nonbinary Literary Identities: An Investigation of Contemporary Writers Queering Gen(der/re) in America

April 2021

Chachi Hauser

Following the Thread: A Dialogue

April 2021

Bonnie Friedman & Kyoko Mori

Architecture, Audience, & the Invasions of the World: A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

April 2021

Stephanie Vanderslice